Biomass Terminals/depots For Solid Biomass Fuel (Biofuel) Production

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Biomass Terminals/depots For Solid Biomass Fuel (Biofuel) Production
Based on Sustainable Fuelwood Plantations (SFPs)
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Renewable Resources and Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy
Business Model Description

Invest in or project financing for solid biofuel processing terminals/ depots to produce quality assured biomass fuel (Chips, Pellets, Briquettes, Charcoal) by utilizing fuelwood, wood residues and waste agricultural biomass.

Expected Impact

Biomass Terminals to produce solid biofuels as indigenous, renewable, clean source of thermal energy to replace imported fossil fuels, particularly for MSMEs and rural sector

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
20% - 25% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Short Term (0–5 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
< USD 50 million
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
USD 1 million - USD 10 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12)
Sector Sources
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IOA Sources
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